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The Value of Teaching Children to Save

2019-04-10 20:15:00

From an early age, children begin to observe us as parents in all areas of life, and that includes how we approach money.

My oldest child just turned seven years old. Prior to his big day, I asked him if he had a wish-list. He simply responded, “I want a credit card, so I can buy anything I want.”

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The Tax Advantages of Contributing to an IRA

2019-04-08 15:45:00
Tax Advantages of an IRA

This article should not be considered tax advice. You should seek advice from your tax accountant, CPA or financial advisor.

Have you considered the tax advantages of contributing to an Individual Retirement Account?

My spouse is self-employed, and our tax accountant advised us to consider making an IRA contribution to reduce the amount of taxes due.

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Property Tax Scam Letter Circulating in Kentucky

2019-04-03 15:15:00

Protecting Kentucky families, especially senior citizens, from scams, abuse and exploitation is a top priority for the Attorney General’s office.

During tax season, scams involving taxes are commonly reported. The Attorney General issued a recent Scam Alert about citizens who had received fraudulent property tax delinquency notices in the mail.

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First Southern Stories: My Time at First Southern National Bank

2019-03-26 15:00:00
First Southern Stories: Julie Hatfield

 

This is the 2nd in a series featuring long-term team members who have retired from First Southern National Bank.

After 46-years of service, Julie Hatfield retired on November 30, 2018 from the Lancaster branch. She began her tenure in 1974 with People’s Bank of Paint Lick, which was then acquired by First Southern National Bank in 1989.

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5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Checking Account

2019-03-19 19:15:00

Finding the right checking account can appear to be a complicated and daunting task. Knowing the right questions to ask will ensure you’re in the right account – no stress, no fuss.

Consider these Five Simple Questions when you’re choosing your new checking account.

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First Southern Stories: My Time at First Southern National Bank

2019-03-13 14:45:00

Understanding Fraud Can be the First Step in Prevention

2019-03-08 20:15:00

Understanding and recognizing fraud and other types of scams can be an effective way of helping prevent it from happening to you.

Cybercriminals change their tactics quickly and often to avoid detection and to increase their chances of obtaining usable information, so First Southern remains vigilant in educating our customers on the latest trends in fraud.

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Simplify Tax Preparation with Online Banking... and the First Southern National Bank Mobile App

2019-03-04 17:00:00
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As April 15th approaches, it’s easy to be overwhelmed with the amount of information needed to prepare and file your taxes. Regardless of whether you prepare your taxes yourself, use online programs or software as a guide, or use services such as personal accountants or tax prep professionals; the first step is to gather all your paperwork.

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5 Steps to Your Next Vacation

2019-02-25 20:00:00

I don’t know about you, but this cold weather has me dreaming of vacation. Regardless of whether your dream vacation is a warm sandy beach or an adventure in the mountains, summer vacation season will be here before we know it.

As William Longgood said, "Dreams and dedication are a powerful combination." Anyone can have a dream, but no dream will come true unless you put the work in to make it happen.

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Hulberg Named to Loan and Business Development Role for First Southern

2019-01-28 21:45:00

RICHMOND, KY – January 24, 2019 – First Southern National Bank is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Tracy Hulberg, who will serve the First Southern team in a Loan and Business Development role.

"We are excited to have Tracy join First Southern National Bank, " said Tyler Cain, Community President. “She brings 15-plus years of banking experience, and with her local ties to the community and hard work ethic, she is no doubt going to be an important member of our team.”

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